Status: Not Threatened
Mainly South Island riverbeds. Distribution map; when the page opens, just click on the green ‘search’ button without changing any of the settings.
The name Helichrysum depressum comes from the Greek helios ‘sun’ and chrysos ‘gold’, referring to the colour of the flowers of some species. There is no common name for this shrub, which is a brownish grey sprawling collection of twigs 1-2mm wide at tip. Its leaves are scale-like, overlapping, and embedded in whitish fuzz. The flowers are small, dry, and at tip of its branches.